Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, November 17, 1869, Image 2
glje affemcro' gournaf, gfearftcfb, Iga., gloncfflfier 17, i860. Raftsman's Journal. . J. BOW, BDITOBAaPraOPBIITOS. CLEARFIELD, PA., NOV. 17, IS69. Gold closed in New York, on Saturday . last, at J:!6. United States bonds were quoted at 89", at Frankfort, on last Saturday. A recent fire in the Dismal Swamp explo ded hundreds ot shells thrown into it during the war. Charles J. Folger, State Senator of New ork, has been appointed successor to Gen. Butterfield, as Assistant U. S. Treasurer in New York. Prescott, Xevadm, mast be a cheap plaoe to live. Flour is $36 in gold per barrel; but ter $2 per pound ; eggs $2 per dozen, and other necessaries in proportion. At a meeting of th Cuban Junta in New York, on Friday last, a Spanish spy was dis covered among the number present, and was taken down e tails on the toe of a boot. Served him right. Haytien advices state that the city of Meragoate was captured by the rebels about the middle of last month, through the treach ery of General St. John, who was afterwards tried and executed. The final decision in the Yerger case will likely be delayed for some action by Congress, with a full consent of the Court, which, evi dently, finds itself in a quaudary, with an elephant on its hands. The Fenians have aimed a heavy blow at England, which is likely to tell. The Am nesty Committee calls on Irishmen to reduce the English revenue by abstaining from the use of tobacco until the imprisoned Fenians are released. The committee evidently means business. The Baltimore City Court has rendered a verdict of $15,000 for the plaintiff, in the case of Beck vs. the Northern Central Kail road. The husband of the plaintiff was crushed to death between the cars of de fendants in the fall of 1S58. Defendants have moved for a new trial. In the District of Columbia Supreme Court, Chief Justice Carter, on Wednesday last, rendered a decision that he would no longer allow criminals to be released, after their guilt bad been established, merely be cause of a technical flaw in the indictment. This most salutary decision should become the law of the land. The Democracy in Kansas appear to be ret rograding very fast. Two years ago they had thirty members of the Legislature, while this year their strength will not exceed twelve in a body of one hundred and sixteen mem bers. They carry but portion of their ticket in the three Missouri river counties of Leavenworth, Atchison and Wyandotte. The Secretary of the Avondale Rolicf Fund has at last made a statement. He has received $31,239 50, of which $10,723 80 Las been paid to the widows and orphans; $57,850 C5 has been invested partially in United States and Railroad bonds or depos ited at five percent, interest, and $! 2, 665 05 remain in his hands to be invested 'soon in Railroad bonds. The Louisville Courier-Journal (Demo cratic) is not an admirer of Judge Dent. It aaya the "Dent butiuess begins to look as if it was a bad investment," and that in Mis sissippi there "is a lurking suspicion in the minds of the masses, which the best politi cal management finds it hard to combat, much less to repress, that Dent-ism is mere genteel carpet-haggery." In a lata letter, Mr. C. L. Vallandigham "doubts whether a single accepted issue of the day will, at least in the present shape, constitute any part of the subjects of discus aion in 1S72. It wenis evident, too, that the position of public men will be greatly changed." From which we infer that, in all probability, Val. may "change" into the Republican rauks which we would greatly deplore. The Louisville Courier. Journal expresses lbs opinion that as the Cincinnatians have excluded the Bible from the public schools, "the next thing they will do will be to abol ish the dictionary, put out the gas lights, and move down to Louisville." Shouldn't wonder ; as tlie Democratic portion of the Cincinnati School Board would find more congenial companions there, than any other place we could or Die. Brick Pomeroy says : "The editor of the J ribune takes his defeat as a blind pig takes its milk, without a grunt or squeal We like Horaoo. God didu't make that nobis head of bid for nothing. The Democratic majority that rained down upon him in this city didn't ctart him a wink no more than trickling molasses over a stove griddle or a warm rain would set in a tremor the statue of Washington at Union Square." Tb World keenly cririoises Gov. Hoff man for promising too much, and for dis playing a degree of assurance too large for bis abilities and for the situation. At the same time the Executive is oooly warned that he it to be held responsible, after his speech, for all tHe corruption of the next Legislature, which be espouses in advance, with more than a lover's confidence. The cat under all this meal is the determination of the ChasemeD tp crowd Hoffman off the track in 1S72. A War of Fire in Cuba. General Cespedes, President of the Cu ban Republic, has issued a decree urging the Cubans devoted to the cause of inde pendence to the destruction of every sugar cane field on the island, and that "the ripe ning tobacco crop be also destroyed as far as may be, whether in the field or gathered for curing." The object is to reduce as far as possible the revenues of $37,000,000 which Spain derives from Cuban sugar, to bacco and other products, and from which she obtains her sinews of war. The eman cipated blacks, who know every plantation, road and by-path on the island, are to be chiefly employed in this war of fire. "The more effectually," says Cespedes, "this work of destruction is accomplished the more swiftly will our holy .cause be advanced and the goal of freedom reached." This has a startling sound ; but such is war. It is precisely the course pursued by Sheri dan, under the orders of Graut, iu the Shenandoah Valley, and by Sherman on leaving Atlanta for his march to the sea. Cespedes also aims to strike the enemy in his most vulnerable point, and we may ex pect, therefore, that there will be such ter ribl illuminations over Cuba meantime that, with the meeting of Congress, the attention of the two Houses will be drawn by Gener al Grant to the expediency of some decisive measures of intervention in behalf of peace. Self Disfranchisement. A numerous class of citizens exist in this country who habitually refrain from voting while they profess to be very tenacious of the rights and privileges guaranteed them by the laws under which they live, and who generally are the first to grumble at the re sults produced by their own apathy or neg lect to exercise the elective franchise. The Newark Advertiser, on the eve of the New Jersey election, in alluding to this self-disfranchised class, said : 'If a large and respectable class of citizens were deprived by law or by violence of the right to vote to morrow, they would go to work and spare no pains for the recovery of what they justly consider an inestimable privilege. Yet every year there is just such a class of citizens, men who disfranchise themselves, abandon what they would fight for if it were not their own, and so commit political suicide, ihey omit to vote and place themselves under the control of parti san masters." Here is a little food for reflection, worthy the attention of allodia class of Republicans in Clearfield county. Had our party friends exercised this most inestimable right of good citizens the right of voting the majority against us would have been several hundred less in this county. We hope all will re member this fact, and that in the future they will not abnent themselves from the polls. Ahead of Clearfield. The following item appears in several of our exchange papers : "The Erie County Commissioners, on the petition of the Return Judges, have allowed each member of the Election Boards three days' pay for holding the late election, in stead ot two as heretofore. The Commissioners of Clearfield county allow but one day's pay to election officers. For the life of us, we never could see any good reason why election officers in this county should be compelled to perform twen ty hours labor for one day's wages, while la borers have to perform but ten hours' work for the 6ame pay. Other counties pay elec tion Boards for two and three days' services, and why should those of Clearfield county not receive an equal amount for the same services? We commend this subject to the careful consideration of the county commis sioners, and hope that their decision will be in favor of an increase of pay to election offi cers in the future. "The laborer is worthy of his hire." Late Publications. Peters' Musical Monthly. The No vember number of this highly popular work, is before us. It contains several of the newest and best pieces of music. Lovers of music should by all means subscribe for it. Price $3 a year. Address J. L. I'eters, 599 Broadway, New York. Godfy's Lady' Book. The Decem ber, or holiday number, of this greatly ad mired magazine is out. It contains two steel plates two Christmas plates colored plate of a cushion in" bead work a large sheet ot embroidery patterns and niany other attractive features. Price $3 a year. Address L. A. Godey, Phil's. Stuggoxi AHnTmmi'lii, or forty years' recollec tions or P. 1. Karnum. Written bj himself. Illustrated: 7S4 pp. Hartford, Cocn., J. B. Burr Co. 1869. From jhe well-known publishing-house of J. B. Bnrr k Co. of Hartford, Conn., comes the above entitled work, fresh, pi quant, and full of interest. "The Great Showman" having retired to private life in the shades of his cherished "Waldemere," (a picture of which accompanies his book,) has been induced to give the public his "ex periences" during forty active years, in a large volume of 784 pages, adorned by over thirty excellent engravings. His public ca reer of over "forty busy years" has been most evcntlul, and is recited to us herein in spirited narrative, beguiling the reader irre sistably on to the end as surely as he open? the book. The work is not only exceeding ly instructive in that interesting study, hu man nature, but abounds in numerous anec dotes well told. Whoever likes fun mingled with good sense, or would learn "men and things," thoroughly, and "how to get along in the world," and "make money," will be delighted with Barnuni's "Struggles and Triumphs." The book contains his celebrated lecture on "The Art of Mouey-Getting," which ex cited so much interest and comment in Eng land" and this country, a few years ago, and which is worth in itself many times the cost of the book. As a traveler Barnum exhib its as much genius a in any other character, and it is highly amusing to follow him on his journeys. The trpoeraphy of the book is excellent, of clear, bold type, easily read, and does credit to the publishers. "Struggles and Triumphs" is a peculiar book in every way, and is one of those works fortunately adapted to domestio read ing, tj be taken up, if one likes, "every now and then," and opened at any paire, furnishing cheerful reading for the passing hour. However, whoever takes it up will be apt to be lured on to the end before he stops, to full of iuterest is it. Deaths of Prominent Men. One by one they are passing away. Last week we announced the decease of two emi nent men that of Rear Admiral Charles A. Stewart, and George Peabody, Esq., and now we record below the deaths of Maj. Gen. John E-Wool, Hon. Robert J.Walker, Hon. Amos Kendall, and Ex-Governor Thomas G. Pratt, of Maryland. MAJ. GEN. JOUN K. WOOU This old veteran soldier died at his resi dence in Troy, New York, on "Wednesday morniDg, November 10th, 1869, aged 86 years. General Wool was born in Newburg.New York, in 1789. ne was engaged iu the study of law in Troy when the War of 1812 broke out, and he at once entered the army as captain of the Thirteenth Infantry. He was shot through both thighs in storming the hights of Qaeenstown, and afterwards distinguished himself at Plattsburg and Beekmantown. After the clo?e of the war he was promoted, in 1821, as Inspector General of the army, in 1826 as brevet brig adier general. He was in constant military service, on various duties, and obtained his full brigadier rank in 1S41. At the commencement of the Mexican war he was detailed to raise volunteers at the Wet. In less than six weeks he dis patched 12,000 troops, armed and equipped, and afterwards took command of 3,000 troops, and made a march of nine hundred miles, from San Antonia de Bexar to Sal tillo, without losing scarcely a man. He se lected the field of Buena Vista, and com mantled in that battle until General Tay lor's arrival. General Taylor paid him a high compliment in his official dispatches for vigilence, activity, and gallantly. In January, 1854, General Wool received the compliment of a sword and a vote of thanks from Congress for his services in Mexico. At the opening of the Rebellion, General Wool at once tendered his services to the Government, and was employed in organiz ing and forwarding the first regiments raised in New York. He re-inforced Col. Diniick at Fortress Monroe, on his own responsibili ty, and thereby saved that important post. In August, 1861, he was made commander of the Department of Virginia. It was du ring this command that President Lincoln made his celebrated visit to Fortress Mon roe, which resulted in the capture of Nor folk by an expedition under General Wool, May 10, 1862. He was shortly afterwards transferred to the Middle Department with his headquarters at Baltimore. His com mission as full Major General in the regular army dates May 16, 1862. Since that time. General Wool has lived in retirement at Troy, and died full of years and honors. Stewart and Wool, two of the few survivors of the prominent sailors and soldiers of the war of 1812, have paased a way together, both leaving behind them honorable records of gallant and patriotic services through long lives devoted to the cause of their common country. HON. ROBERT J. WALKER. This well known and distinguished citi zen, altera long and painful sickness, died at his residence in Washington city, on Thursday morning, November 11 th, 1869, in the 68th year of his age. Robert James Walker was born in North umbcrland, Pennsylvania, in 1801 ; gradu ated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1819 ; studied law and commenced practice in Pittsburg in 1821. He became an active Democratic politician, and is credited with having been the first to propose General Jackson lor the Presidency ; the party nom inating him at the Harrisburg Convention in 1S24. In 1826 Mr. Walker removed to Natchez, Mississippi, where he became prominent as both lawyer and politician. In 1835 he was elected United States Sen ator and continued in tha: post until 1545, when President Polk appointed him Secre tary of the Treasury, and it became his du ty, as it was his pleasure, to frame and ad vocate the low tariff of 1846, whereby the Democratic leaders ware to fulfill their cam- paigu promises to the people of Pennsylva nia that Polk was a better tariff man than Clay. Three native Pcnnsylvanians, John K. Kane, Robert J. Walker and George M. Dallas, were active in the work of thus deceiving the Pcnnsylvanians. But Mr. Walker was always consistently and openly in favor of free trade, which is more than can be said of the others.. Through all the Democratic administrations, from Jackson's to Buchanan's, Mr. Walker sustained the great measures of the party, especially the annexation of Texas and the war with Mex ico. But after President Polk's retirement, he devoted himself to the practice of law in the Supreme Court of the United States. When the Kansas troubles were W-aheir hight, onj the resignation of the territorial governorship by Geary, President Buchan an appointed Walker to succeed him. His short administration was a fair one, but he opposed the Lejompton Constitution, and because it was adopted by Congress, with the approval ot the President, he resigned. This was his last service in public office. In 1861, when the rebellion broke out. he took a decided position in favor of the Govern ment, and his 8eechcsat the monster Union meeting in New York and Brooklyn were among the mokt effective that were deliver ed. For his noble stand in that great crisis, the people of Pennsylvania will always re member him with respect and gratitude, while they can also make allowances tor his candid and consistent difference in opinion from them on the subject of protection to American industry. ' HON. AMOS KENDALL. 0 Another distinguished American of the Jacksonian era, Hon. Amos Kendall, died on Friday morning, November 12th, 1869, at his residence near Washington, D. C, aged 80 years and 3 months. Mr. Kendali was born in Dunstable, Mass., August 16, 17S9,und worked on his father's farm until 1807, when he entered Dartmouth College, and in 1SU graduated first in his class. He was admitted to the lar in 1814, and soon after emigrated toLexinetnn. Ky., where he followed the occupation ot a tutor, and as such was employed in Henry Clay's family. Subsequently he was made post master of Gcorgctowu, in that State, and occupied his leisure moments in editing the Argus of Western America, When General Jackson was made President he appointed Mr. Kendall Fourth Auditor of the Treasu ry, and in 1835 he promoted him to the po sition of Postmaster General. His success in relieving this department of debt, sim plifying its details, and working it in the in teret. not only of the people, but the tax payers, forced President Van Buren to re appoint him. lie held that office until 1840, and then resigned.but never afterward took office, although President Polk offered him a foreign mission. He has written a life of Jackson. As a punliu officer, honor able and charitable citizen, Mr. Kendall will long be remembered. EX GOV. THOMAS G. PRATT. Thomas G. Pratt,who filled the Guberna torial chair of Maryland a few years ago, died at his residence iu Baltimore, on Tues day, November 9th, 1869. He was 65 years old. The deceased was elected Whig Gov ernor of Maryland in 1844. He was several times a member of the Legislature, and served out a portion of a term in the United States Senate. Latterly he resumed the practice of law, and resided in Baltimore. Presbyterian Ee-Union. Our readers will remember that an effort Las been making, for several years past, for a reunion of the two branches of the Pres byterian church. That long desired event wasconsumatcd at Pittsburg on Friday last. The Gazette in referring to tha event says : "Yesterday our city was. the theatre of one of the most important events of modern times the re-uuion f two grand divisions of the Presbyterian Church of the United Stales, which, -for almost a third of a cetitu tury has been disunited, and were known during that period respectively as the Old School and the New School. Both in the interim had grown mightily in numbers, power and influence; both were pushing on their respective missions, and planting churches in the West, the South, and in foreign lands, as well as in the older parts of our country ; Loth felt strong in the work they h-id to do. and not a sign of de creptilude in either. But as years rolled on good men iii both felt themselves more and more drawn together, and that no good rea son existed why they should move in sepa rate orbits, or why they should not walk to gether in unity. They desired to some to gether again, and it lias happened in this case as in all cases, that "where there is a will there is a way." Suffice it to say, that in the preliminary negotiations this attract ive power of Christian love overcame all dif ficulties, and there were many, and now these two great organizations are one again, under the name of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. "For two days the two Assemblies met in their respective places the O. S. in the First Church on Wood street, and the N.S. iu the Third Church on Sixth avenue, to arrange matters ..for the 'final union which had already been decreed by the Presbyte ries. In the even i nits the members mingled fur prayer and social intercourse, but the formal union was fixed for Friday morning. Not a dissenting voice, nor an exception, nor a jar, nor a crook was heard from first to lust. "At 9 A. M. yesterday the two assemblies met as usual in their respective places. At ten the members of the New School left the Third Church in procession, and walked down Sixth avenue into Wood street, and as they arrived the members of the Old School body left their church in the same order, and in the streetjlended side by side and arm in arm with their brethern from the Third, and thus walked back, via Fifth avenue and Smith field street, to the Third church, which had ben kept clear until the united procession should arrive. "To every mind capable of grasping the scene in all its far-reaching influences upon the church and the world, the spectacle was inexpressibly sublime sublime in its sim plicity, grand in ths total absence of all pa geantry. Those earnest men, with no out ward trappings to distinguish them from other men, with hearts filled with joy and high resolve, representations of thousands of churches and hundreds of thousands of Christians, saw eye to eye and flowed togeth er in the sight of our people with all the simplicity and humble bearing that distin guished the treat Master of all when he walked amongst men. "It is impossible to do justice to the fer vid bursts of eloquence with which these united brethren greeted each other when they got together in the church. Everything was conducted with the most perfect order; aud when Dr. Fowler, Moderator of the New School Assembly, rose and grasped the hand of Dr. Jacobus, Moderator of the Old School, "and while the two men stood there with both hands grasped, and both manifest ly under deep'euiotjon, the vast assembly burst into the graud old doxology, 'Praise God from whom all blessings flow,' it seemed the very acme of the morally sublime." Among he last acts of this body was the passage of a resolution, pledging the raising of five millions of dollars, as a special offer ing to the treasury of the Lord, to be ex pended in the several benevolent objects cennected with the organization. The Presbyterian church now occupies a better position than ever it did to exercise its influence in tavor of true Evangelical Christianity ; and this reunion will have the prestige of having set the example in the great movement towards Protestant unity, foreshadowed by a recent meeting in New York an event most devoutly wished for by all aiuoere followers of the Savior of the world. The progress of Minnesota in the pro duction of wheat is among the agricultural marvels of the age. It is estimated that the surplus wheat of that State the present year will be fully 15,000,000 bushels, while but. a little of the great grain plateau em braced within its limits ha9 yet been brought under cultivation. One farmer, the past year, harvested 1,000 acres, with au average yield of forty bushels to the acre. This sec tion, while mich of it is too far north tor growing corn, will evidently become the Odessa ot America in the production of wheat. A Little of Everything. Spirit wrappers bottles. - Feed stores pablio offices. Fail creator dairy maid. Men ef tail liquor inspectors. Mammoth eaves hege failures. Numerous hard winter prophet. Criminal acta the labor of onvict. A thorough washer woman Sal Soda. Kather Coelie the Chinese question. Mean teuperatare is best, and mean people the worst. - A boarder, who gets his lodging on credit, calls it bed-tick. How much does a fool generally weigh ? A simple-ton. Reads a sig over a Denver store: "FyS KCt 2 bak Oh." The ties that connect business men with the pub! ioatlver-tist . Stockings are now darned by machinery, and they are darned nice. Pepperish Strong Pepper, the Postm alter of Pepperville, Nebraska. The surest way to lose your health is to keep drinking other people's. A medical question is opening a dead letter a post mortem examination. The cold spell has brought out a big represen tation of last winter's clothes. In Italy tbey blow a h.im before the cars start. In this country they take one. Kisses and apples are very similar they should never be tasted without pairing It Dot. Thomas G. Pratt, of Maryland, died on November 9th, aged sixty-fir years. Sitka ha already sixty bar room. It is a cold place and something warm is needed. The King of Holland is so "hard up' that he has had to "spout" his picture gallery. Poor whisky is called "fifteenth amendment" in the South, because it's hard to swallow. On the increase emigration from North Caro lina and other Southern States, to the West. A Democratic paper out West is called the WUf. It is not found at the d-or of many poer men. Reported that the President, in his forthcom ing message, will express sympathy for the Cu bans. Col Drake, the first man who "struck oil in Titusville, recently died in a poor-house in Con necticut. Seasonable luxuries mush and milk, cider and apples, buckwheat cakes, sauer kraut,oysters and sich. There will he six eclipses of the sun and moon next year, but none of them will be visible in the United .States. Three bodies, supposed to be of soldiers buried in 1815. or therealouts.were exhumed a few days ago at Peoria, Illinois. Nothing like perseverance Youngman begin by turning a grind-stone, and you may in time become an organ griad er. Four young ladies met in front of our office yes terday, and neither of them looked back to see how the others were dressed. Th cold nights hare put a damper on gat and door step 'parking. She now says, '-Come in and shut the door," and he comes. David Kendall, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of California, died a few days ago. The Emperor of Russia is in such feeble health, owing to bis dissolute life.that his physicians say bis death may be looked for at an early day. Oysters from Baltimore, eight days on tharoad, created a '-decided sensation" in San Francisco the other day. We should think they would. A Kentucky paper apologises for its unusually poor appearance "on account of th abundance of whiskymnd the scarcity of printers in town." Thomas Noble, a London clergyman, is but an inch taller than Tom Thumb. lie more than makes np for his six by the length of his ser mons. Still continues the mining difficulties, in th Ilaslcton and Lehigh regions. Over two months of idleness hare already been suffered at most of the coll ieiies. Strange as it may seem to some, one of the strongest advocates fur keeping the Bible in the common schools in Cincinnati is a Hebrew gen tleman of education. A miserable man in San Francisco, unabl to get work, wrote a note stating that he was going to -'make application for a place as fireman to the devil," and took arsenic. Thanksgiving is likely to arrive in town before our expected turkeys. Tutkeys are very slow birds, in these diggins. Can any one inform us of the whereabouts of our lot? The past eight years exhibit the curious fact that the higher the rate of duty was raised the greater were the amounts ef railroad iron im ported. A little more duty, then. Indications of further Spanish troubles are brought in the announcement that parties there differ on other points than th selection of a King It would be funny if they did not. The Venango Spectator, noticing the defeat of Dr. Early for Assembly, in the Clearfield district, piou sly observes, Those wbo seek Early in th aext Legislature will not find him." Over nine thousand men recently applied in one week to the New York Free Labor Bureau for employment. For toes there were but four hundred and twenty-eight situations. A man out West read that dry copperas put in a bed of ant would cause them to leave, lie put some in his mother-in-law's bed to see if she wouldn't go. He says she was there at last ac count. In many places in Indiana, the latter part of October, the corn, with blades as green as in Au gust, was laden with now, and the rip peaches were picked from trees bent to the ground by snow and ic. A fisherman of Montereau, France, lately caught a fish, within which was found a breastpin, orna mented with thirty precious stones, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, the whole valued by Paris jewelers at $300,000. The Dauphin oounty Bible Society held a meet ing on Tuesday night of last week, and discussed the question. "Shall the combined forces of Ro manism and Infidelity break up our nobis sys tem of a general Education?" The Harrisburg Tr.lr-raph report another co lossal fortune to a eitizen of that plaoe, a de scendant of the great Hyde family of England, but says it is a matter of grave doubt whether the young man will next season build a new house with any of the money. The two hundred and fifty medioal students in Philadelphia, taunt, hiss and jeer at the twenty five young ladies from the Women's Medical Col lege who attend the elinieal lectures at thr. Penn sylvania Hospital. And there isn't n gentle man among the two hundred and fifty to protest against it. A sentimental versifier, who could not restrain himself, give vent to his grief in the following "bust" of poetry : The summer are over the winter are coming. No more in the clover th bees is a humming, The daisies is thinning, the buttercups alto, The leaves beginning likewise for to fall so; The gales of November blows chill on the panel, And folks as U sober is patting on flannel ; The storms that is blowing, the coming and drum ming, Says summer are going- and winter are coining News Epitome. Scientific men attribute the late severe summer and autumn weather, the storms, floods and earthquakes that have prevailed in various places, to the influence of the sun, which, they assert, is in a highly agitated state. It is also asserted by them that the body of magnetic light now shooting from the sun in every direction will, by the le ginirg of next year, will have extended far enough to exoercise material influence upon the earth, and then it is said we may expect that phenomena will be observable such as have not yet come under the notice of the human race. The State Department has received an official communication from Mr. Burlin gatnetbut the Chinec Government has ful ly sustained the Burlingame mission in all its official actions, and intercourse with the United States thus far, and that the reports to the effect that the "Celestials" would re fuse to ratify and confirm any of the treaties that the Burlingame mission has or may en ter into with this or the European Govern ments, are entirely without foundation. The new President of the Cuban Junta in this country, Senor Aldama, is the wealth iest Cuban ou the island. His real estate, consisting of sugar and tobacco plantations, grazing lands, aud fruit orchards, U valued at ten millions of money, aud his other pot sessions at five millions. His purse has been opened constantly since his arrival in the United 3tates. He furnished $125,000 for a single expedition, and in all upward of a million dollars. A few days since Captain Joseph W. Coppage, while plowing iu a field near Na plc, Illinois, turned up a pot of gold coin. He stopped his team, examined the glitter ing metal closely, counted ic, and found it amounted to $4,000. However, a doubt depressed his eoul. He feared the metal might have been deposited there by coun terfeiters, and might prove worthless. He took it to Winchester, and sold it to one of the banks for $5,000 in greenbacks. A mining story of unusually magnificent dimensions comes from Davenport, Iowa. It is said that several citizens of that place have bought ix th iu-sanl rcres of land in the Buulder Valley, Colorado, wherein they claim is a richer vein of bituminous coal than that of 1'ennsylvaiiia. The tract is near ti e line of railroad to run between Denver and Cheyenne, and only about twen ty miles from the former city. Pere Hyacinthe proposes to harmonize the Roman Catholic and Protestant Church es and to bringall the communicants thereof into one common body, acknowledging "one God, one faith and one baptism." Govern or Hainan, having material to work with, proposes "to make the Legislature ot the State of New York honest." The Tribune suggests that Hoffman has taken the heavi er contract. General Cespedes, with that high-minded earnestness which characterized him when he burned his large Bapano property, now promises to give to each family of which father or son have fallen fot Cuban freedom thirty-three acres of land, till his estate is exhausted. As Cespedes was an exte nsive land owner, the gift must be very consider able, and its example of great effect. It is reported that Father Hyacinthe, be fore leaving for Europe, will issue a pastoral letter to the Catholics of America, calling upon them to form a nucleus, around which all libera! minded members of the church can rally, without forsaking the sacred prin ciples of the Catholic religion. He looks upon Americano day as the cradle of rclig ious independence. The Lancaster Examiner estimates the colored vote of Lancaster county at about 1,000, based upon the census of I SCO, when the colored population was 3,4'JO, aud the Lancaster Enquirer calls upon the Demo cratic politicians to make their peace with the new citizens, or they will be defeated in the only districts in which they have ma jority. With careful picking and saving it is likely that the Southern cotton crop this year will reach the badsouie figure of three million bales. This, at the moderate aver age of twenty-five cents a pound is equal to three hundred millijns of dollars a splen exemplincaiiou of practical Southern recon struction, on a cash basis. An able engineer estimates the loss in horses, extra wear of vehicles, and extra horse shoeing in the cities of the Uuitcd States, occasioned by black stone and cob- ble stone pavements as follows : On horses, $15,000,000; on vehicles, $20,000,000 ; and on horse shoeing, $21,000,000, making a total of $56,000,000. , . A New York paper states that since the close of the war the ' Brooklyn Navy Yard has not beeti so excited or busy as it is now. Three thousand mechanics and laborers are at present at work refitting and overhaul ing everything except the Java, the Colora do, and the Kalamazoo. What doea it mean? It is generally predicted that we will hare a long and severe winter. Both East and West the weather is unusually cold for this time of the year. In Maine and Vermont the snow is two feet deep, and it has fallen very heavily as far South even as Virginia. By the death of Admiral Stewart, Rear Admiral Wm. B. Shubrick is the oldest of ficer in either the army or navy, having en tered the service in 1806. The oldest com mission in the army is that ot Gen. Sylvan us Thayer, who entered the army in 1S08. The Illinois Constitutional Convention will stand forty-four Republicans to forty one Democrats. There were a large number of able men chosen, and the Constitution will probably be characterized by a reforma tory spirit. FUR SALE. The undersigned offers for aala one of teavy & Co'a COMUIN ATtOS FUR NACKS nearly new. Nov. 10, 1869. ED. W. GRAHAM. F)R SALE at the "Keystone Store," two SINGER SEWINO MACHINES. Cheap tor cash. Call and see them. Nov. 10. 1S69. D.u MVLIN8. aution. All persons are hereby caution- ed against giving David Wright goods or other articles, on my aeeount. without an or der from me. ALEX. 1KWIN. Bald Hills, Nov. 10, 13'J. lcir drrrtfemettts. Attvtrtwmtntt itt vp vtarrrtyp. , EXKCCTORS -OTICE.-LHlt"r i.;. 1 the e3t,e t,f William Holt' late of p,k, town.hin. dee....w.i "V'1"'. . rfc mnt. to Nov. 17, l969-6t Executor a nd estate are requeued to make iasutei:.., Vav mnt. and those having claim airairn , will present them, vr.irrlr auibr.7;l'. j V settlement to itiOS. U Y.lTvKAY. lt- Adinmror Nov. 22, lsf,9- AflSS H. S. SWAN'S, School 1L Clearfield, Pa. for 6'inV. The next Term of t went t -two wey wj;i w mene on Monday, Novrabr 21. law. " TCII1M or TClTtOS. Reading Ortht,graphy,Wr:ting.Obt X.,,. sons. Primary Arithmetic ar.d Priui (Jeography. per half term, (of U (hii. j History. Local and Descriptive ijr.hy with Mp Drawing. Ortmnur, km; du ri nc n Ariicuiua, Algebra and the Sciences. Instruction in Instrumental Music, Oil Painting, Wax Work, For full particulars send for Circular ClearSld. August 25, lS9-ly s v t w 1? ) li I CLEARFIELD ACADEMY. Th Soond Session of the press ot t'uus year of this Institution, will commence va U la day, th 22d day of September, I8C9. Pupil can enter at any tim. T will u charged with tuition from tk tim tkmy eklsr to th clos of th sesaion. Th course of instruction embras 'rjtiit; included in a thorough, practical aud . plished education of both sxes. Tb Principal having had th advantags much experience in hi profession, aasaret j. rents and guardians that h's antir auiMty tij energies will be devoted to the mental aad a,.-cl training of th youth placed under his etarg Trms or Tt iTiox : Orthography, Heading. Writing mud Piiai'-T Arithmdie, per session. (II weeks.) It tl Grammar, Geography, Arithmetic, aad Hii! ry SIM Algbr,Gomtry, Trigonometry, Jlnrutij Surveying, Philosophy. Physiology, Caiaiistry Book-keeping, Botany, and Physical t..gra pby. Sv.es Latin, Greek and Vreneh, with ny f tk bov branch. Hi C Music. Piano, (30 lessons ) kit L jr" No deduction will be mad fr absent. For further particulars inquire of Rav. P. L. UakMSoV July 31 .1887. Pristisal O II E R I FF'S S A LK. B v virt ue of fund y writs of Fieri facia, iavuel nut f the Court of Common Pleas of Ciairti'.j county, and to me directed, there will b txpr..' to public sale, at th Court House, in tk Wo."; of Clearfield, on TllUKSDAY, the S:b VM DECKMOL'K. IbStf. at 2 o'clock f.H th. fcvU.iir. described property to wit : Two certain tract or parcels of land tiluste ! Ploom township Clearfield oounty. Ha , touaia-l and described follows .via: Logrnii.f si stone on the South side of te .SBscusosrs nd Waterford Turnpike road, on fera t liss, thence north eighty-five and a hilt' d -jr'tt ol alougsaid Turnpike aixty-ono perrhai hsl..&s. thence still by said Turnpike road acr h eittv seven degrees east forty and one nif perch. t a atone thence south one hundred and ttn pers'bt to a pest, thence outh eighty seven itg-Mi mI forty and one half petehea to a htsnlfck tjt. souta eighty five and one half degree ts: oje perches lo a hemlock, thence ir Pesrorj north one hundred aud ten prchis to ths tiast of beginning. atntiuitig 4.) acres. 142 ercbea, ..J the usual allow tuve vt six j.er etnt Also one other pieee of lunl btiriimin at hai'.t.-k ear nr of nnmber 5fl31. thence by iiti mf inrcr eapt on hundred and one &nl 4 rrr.l. --. L s to post. thence by th u:h siite-.f (Ui ':.' for Turnpike act the tirjt abovi (le.'.-rii-cJ p tf land south eightyocven dtrusj tth: ft-r: l! five-tenths perches, thence south eiKht-tle .. 1 ou half degrees vet ixty-oa perrhe ti thenoe by number 5-SSI (Joseph Kosror.) t.-nb sevecty and three-tenths perchs to tb pls f beginning, containing 40 acre. 104 prch4 snl allowance of six percent., th b-t triois mat the same premises conveyed byJuies Biuwx K Gainer P. Hlootn in on deed. Sritetf. uioe ' xecutiu,and to be sold astbepruutrttofiaii.tr P. Bloom. WAI. Ti:CKK!. Nov. 17, 1SB9 Deputy Sheriff CAUTION.--All persons ars hreby t tioned aitainxl pun-hasing ur tu au.'' meddling with a set of Harness t.r 1 Four Sbop and Thre Hogs now iu piMio f Andrew Holt, of Jsrgusou towtsLip. lbs belong to me and are on y left with ai U"- ' loan, subject to my Girder. Nov tb 89-11 p. TEKiH Hj.kh g.MALL PROITrSar.J QUICK SALti. HAItTSWICK ft IRWi: are constantly repleni.ihiag thir stock uf I'rsfK Madicin. Ac. School book and Stail"rj, including the Osgood and Hatioeal sr;s of readers. Alio Tobacco trd Ci gara. of th but quality, asd at the lowest pricM. Call and it. Clearfield, Sov 10, 156 ' " UJ ROUND THE WORLD1'- THE NE IT YORK OBS F.n VOR I now tmblishinr a seris of Lrs from ihs Rst Ur. E D. G. Pnmo.wbo imasingth unrr-' World, by way of California.Japan, Ch:n rgvpt. Ao. ; together with vrius other -r- spondence an iu r-w. i.. --- . vari.ty or th bt Reader ""' tl Now is the lime t? " and a great mmi mum wiwvtw'M ..,.w . p , . i i i oldest and ussi r..ttiL.i -!."- , mak the following libers j offers for n '" rr f bers. W will send tne .ov ir on year to On new subscriber and one old. for Two urrw subscribers, for Two new subscribers and on old, f j' Three new subscribers, for Thre new subscribers and one old, for Four new subs ribri. for Pour new subscribers nd on old, tut Fiv new subscribers, for ! ... ...krih.r. for i M 7 II 11 s And to any larger number at thu.e rats Sampl copies Tre Tnns.3-M r'1 n" , advance. Send By cheok.draft, p. efi r registered letter Addrs SYDNEY E MOKHK. JR c''.',k Nov 10,'9-Jt .17 Pk Uow.N.-,:. ueceaseu. u .ug .,l rrsc ed.notioe is tooj gi ; . ,. m.ks i debted to said estate are "I".' , -Vr.-i mediate payment.and those having '''"V thesaui will present them jpropei J " . s ted for settlement to SIMX'' 'l ; Oot. 13. 18696tp. AU 111 " ' a DMINISTR a . . i NISTRATOK3' NO I It f . ILT.1 ' II ' " ,:.k 11. I1 1 ministration on i"- - , Wbitesid. lt """" 7. ,.tif rulford. Administrator J.me. Morrison, late of Jfd" . to and amongst those ..gaily ' ,lVo discharge the duties ot his PP .Id. o ficerof J. B. McEually, Mj. " ; 1 " THURSDAY. THE 2d IAVW )kCt-1 lteli ..h k,.,..llDri:onsinti,eaD' 3 if thov see proper Nov S.W-Jt. 1. W Vlt- hereby given bala!l person. iLJ.b- " tate are required to make iai mediae t,., " end tho having .-laims Sjrninst th slua. !!; present them, properly authentic'.,! f ... .ul ui. DM INI STU ATO K'S N0TICI!.-Lv 7 7 'nJ'l''"isitratmii on the fia;.nf Job braakman. late of ;,'r..l i.. "'"i . . . " v - ,1.1.1;,. c ,. having hern granted to the unde-siied tic is herebv eiveo fiat all DM I N ISTR ATOR'S NOHCK-' tersof Adiuini,trli..n on the ewu Robert Thompson. Sr ., late of L,"rf,D ' IB of Catharine having been granted to tne ""- - . ,' U h.rfb, givf n that 11 l-JJa.-M.. stat ar requ.red to mak. ,",a1B.,,1l, f and thoaehavingolaimsags-Pt to ' tlMB,st sent them, properly autheuu cated October 1. 1863JJ"' A UDITOR'S NOTICE.-T!rur,er.; ed an Auditor appointcu - phans' Court of Clearfield J"0'?;' 0f ;ka tritotion of monies in the bands , .